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AAH1804: Trends In Medical Planning Part 2: Weaving the Threads Together 

04-18-2018 12:10 PM

This webinar is sponsored by the Academy of Architecture for Health (AAH) on May 8, 2018 from 2–3pm ET. Earn 1.0 AIA LU/HSW.

This webinar will be a review of the most influential inpatient unit designs of the last 100 years. We will look at the trends and forces that shaped these designs and how these sea changes in planning impacted the inpatient ward designs that followed. We will look at how the four major trends we followed in Part 1 influenced the ideas behind the architecture:

  1. Infection control
  2. Sustainability
  3. Healing Environment
  4. Efficiency and Flexibility

We will also see which of these plans remained influential into the future and if any became the standard approach to hospital environments. Finally we will identify any future directions for inpatient facility design as the U.S. healthcare system continues to evolve.

Learning objectives:

After participating in this webinar attendees will:

  1. Understand how major trends throughout the last century impacted the planning of inpatient units
  2. Understand how the seminal changes in inpatient design have held up over time
  3. Understand how the iconic inpatient units have driven change across the practice of medical planning
  4. Be able to explain where inpatient unit design is likely to head in the next decade

PowerPoint and PDF versions of the presentation, and the Q&A document, are below for your viewing.


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